Heating Water In Microwave? Here’s Why You Should Stop Doing it

A wonder of technological tools is the microwave. Food can quickly swing from being ice cold to be searing hot. The task of the home cook is generally made simpler by the reduction of cook time and the acceleration of prep time. However, not everything should be heated in a microwave. Certain foods, drinks, and containers can release toxins, burn, melt, or even explode when microwaved for less than a minute. Even some could become poisonous. You may have even warmed one of these foods in the microwave this morning. A number of these foods are very frequent. However, keep in mind that just because something negative hasn't occurred yet doesn't mean it won't, so safeguard both yourself and others by keeping these foods away from the hot box. 

Chilli Pepper: The substance called capsaicin, which is found in red, orange, or green peppers, gives them their heat. The capsaicin in peppers, especially the extremely hot types, vaporises into the air within the microwave when they are heated. Your lungs, throat, eyes, and nose could become irritated and burned if you open the microwave door. Instead of heating peppers in the microwave, roast, sauté, or grill them. 

Hard-Boiled Eggs: You microwave an egg for 15 seconds since you're sick of eating cold eggs for your midday snack. Before the egg bursts all over your desk, computer, and you as you cut into it, everything appears to be fine.  Steam is produced when eggs are heated in the microwave, shell or peel on. Because the whites are impermeable to the steam, pressure increases. The steam is immediately released as you cut (or, worse, bite) into the egg. You might get hurt in the explosion that follows. An egg can be heated in the microwave by first cutting it into fourths. Put it in a cup of boiling water if you have a few minutes to spare, and let it sit for three to five minutes. 

Water: While heating water for tea in the microwave is faster than waiting for the kettle to boil, the money you save could be very costly. In a microwave, water heated on its own can quickly reach a superheated state. If you add a tea bag, a spoon, or even just agitate the water, bubbles can appear even if you cannot see them. Rarely, it might even blow up. Make use of a kettle. If a stove eye is not readily available, think about an electric alternative. 

Potatoes: Be at ease; you may still microwave your potatoes to speed up the cooking process. However, if you choose to reheat them later, take precautions to prevent them from becoming harmful. Potatoes frequently contain the botulism bacterium Clostridium botulinum. Spores of the bacteria can grow when they are prepared and not put right away in the refrigerator. Your leftover potatoes may bother your stomach because neither microwave nor cooking will eliminate the bacteria. Move cooked potatoes that won't be consumed as soon as possible to the refrigerator. Don't leave them at room temperature for a long period of time. Heat again in the oven. 

Sauces: In the microwave, splatters are a common result of heating tomato sauces. It is challenging for the heated sauce's heat and steam to escape through the thick sauce or around the components' pieces. In order to break through and onto the microwave walls, the steam must build up until it is powerful enough. Sometimes when you mix the sauce, it may even burst, which could result in burns and undoubtedly stain your clothes. Sauces can be heated on the stove in a small pan. Since you can quickly swirl to prevent steam buildup, this will enable even heating.